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Irish American spends $150,000 on warnings of end of world (His Warning: Judgment Day is Next Week!)
Irish Central ^ | 05/14/2011 | AISLING REDICAN

Posted on 05/14/2011 1:08:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

An Irish American man has spent almost $150,000 in preparation for what he believes is the beginning of the end. Robert Fitzpatrick, 60, spent what he called his "life savings" on bus and subway advertisements throughout New York City in preparation for May 21, 2011 – or Judgement Day as Fitzpatrick has referred to it.

Fitzpatrick, a recently retired MTA engineer, is so convinced that the fast approaching date is the end of the world, that he published a book titled "The Doomsday Code." In an interview with the New York Post Fitzpatrick reasoned that his book provided "proof that cannot be dismissed" that the end was at hand.

This journalist encountered Fitzpatrick on the N train on the New York subway the other day. He was sitting by himself in the back of the last car, billboard and all, and got off at Herald Square. He did not preach or talk to any strap-hangers, despite his attention-grabbing sign proclaiming the end of the world.

Fitzpatrick believes that just before 12 midnight Jerusalem time on the 21st of May, the whole world will experience a massive earthquake which will "render the earth uninhabitable." His predictions are reminiscent of a disaster movie.

Fitzpatrick's obsession with the end of the world stems from the Evangelical radio programs hosted by Harold Camping. Camping uses a formula based on numerology in which he looks for codes and clues in the Bible to predict Judgement Day.

Camping has predicted the end on several occasions, yet Fitzpatrick tells the Post he does not want to consider his own predictions to be wrong. "I don't want to talk about it. I don't want to think about it," Fitzpatrick said, adding that "everybody asks me that."

Although many may find fault in Fitzpatrick's predictions, he is not alone. With all the civil unrest and natural disasters that have been occurring in the past eighteen months around the world, Fitzpatrick is not unique in his beliefs. Many are jumping on the bandwagon claiming that the end is near indeed. One piece of advice Fitzpatrick offers is for people to stop believing that their destinies are self-determined: "It is not our choice. It is God's choice.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doomsday; endoftheworld; haroldcamping; jimjones; quix; rapture

1 posted on 05/14/2011 1:08:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Author of "The Doomsday Code" Robert Fitzpatrick
2 posted on 05/14/2011 1:09:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sometimes I have to wonder what staunch fatalists see in “warning” people since (if they are taken at face value) that’s not going to make a difference in what happens.


3 posted on 05/14/2011 1:11:19 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like many of us Irish I suspect he has been known to take a wee nip now and then..


4 posted on 05/14/2011 1:12:01 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: SeekAndFind

I feel his day will end on the 12th by his own hand.


5 posted on 05/14/2011 1:15:47 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: pennboricua

21st of May


6 posted on 05/14/2011 1:16:50 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: SeekAndFind

And then there was an Irishman who had won $100,000 and was now broke. When asked what he did with the money he said, “I spent $90,000 on women and drink, the other $10,000 I just squandered.”


7 posted on 05/14/2011 1:23:58 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: SeekAndFind
I would have preferred Mr. Fitzpatrick put up signs saying, "The End Times are in progress; please pray." But regardless, it would be wise for folks to listen to the pope when he said recently:
The very future of the world is at stake.

8 posted on 05/14/2011 1:30:11 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

He fell in with Harold Camping’s evangelical doomsday cult. The “Family Radio” huckster.


9 posted on 05/14/2011 1:36:23 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: SeekAndFind

May 21st is my 40th birthday. I wonder if I should celebrate it on the 20th just to be safe?


10 posted on 05/14/2011 1:38:31 PM PDT by RC one (DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2719801/posts?page=28#28


11 posted on 05/14/2011 2:08:58 PM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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To: RC one

What?

Don’t you want to be 39 forever, like Jack Benny?


12 posted on 05/14/2011 2:10:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone want to send me the money that will go unused after the end next week?
I promise to do good with it.


13 posted on 05/14/2011 2:14:08 PM PDT by woofie
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To: wideawake

Why isnt it the Dead Family Hour?


14 posted on 05/14/2011 2:15:24 PM PDT by woofie
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To: SeekAndFind

Dang! And I was thinking of retiring later this summer!!


15 posted on 05/14/2011 2:15:32 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: SeekAndFind

16 posted on 05/14/2011 2:19:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: montanajoe

Sure ‘n’ he’s a daft bugger. What happens when four Irishmen get together? A ‘’fifth’’ shows up! :-)


17 posted on 05/14/2011 2:21:29 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And they thought this guy had too much to drink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgpV8QUGTpI&feature=related


18 posted on 05/14/2011 2:21:36 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: SeekAndFind
I'll wager my life savings plus my credit limit that the world will not end May 21.

Any takers?

19 posted on 05/14/2011 2:23:45 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: SeekAndFind
An Irish American man has spent almost $150,000 in preparation for what he believes is the beginning of the end.

Hope he didn't take out a loan as well as blowing his life's savings.

20 posted on 05/14/2011 2:31:01 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Yesterday I meditated, today I seek balance. That was Zen, this is Tao.)
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To: RC one

My daughter thought that maybe she should change her hair appointment...

This stuff is such a crock. Jesus told us that we will know neither the day nor the hour, but all these nutcases spend every waking moment looking for it.


21 posted on 05/14/2011 3:05:48 PM PDT by livius
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To: RC one
I wonder if I should celebrate it on the 20th just to be safe?

In the immortral words of Cormac McCarthy through the character of Anton Chigurh: "I really wouldn't worry about it."

22 posted on 05/14/2011 3:15:53 PM PDT by FredZarguna (It looks just like a Telefunken U-47. In leather.)
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To: jmacusa

Actually, I always heard it as: “Why are there never more than four Irishmen in a bar together at one time?” [Because when a fifth comes along it always disappears.]


23 posted on 05/14/2011 3:18:35 PM PDT by FredZarguna (It looks just like a Telefunken U-47. In leather.)
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To: FredZarguna
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24 posted on 05/14/2011 3:29:27 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: SeekAndFind

An Irish American man has spent almost $150,000 in preparation for what he believes is the beginning of the end.

A fool and his money are soon parted!


25 posted on 05/14/2011 3:43:34 PM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: montanajoe

“Like many of us Irish I suspect he has been known to take a wee nip now and then..”

I happen to be enjoying a wee drop of the creature myself and I don’t see the end of the world. Perhaps I need to try harder.


26 posted on 05/14/2011 4:03:26 PM PDT by dljordan ("The Land of the Fee and the Home of the Slave")
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To: wideawake

“He fell in with Harold Camping’s evangelical doomsday cult. The “Family Radio” huckster.”

I cut his full page ad out of USA Today and tacked it to my office wall. I think I’ll take the week off.


27 posted on 05/14/2011 4:04:58 PM PDT by dljordan ("The Land of the Fee and the Home of the Slave")
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To: SeekAndFind

This guy should´ve learned a little geology.


28 posted on 05/14/2011 4:35:00 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: FredZarguna

LOL!!


29 posted on 05/14/2011 5:05:33 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: RC one
May 21st is my 40th birthday.

I think I'll err on the side of caution, and wish you a Happy Birthday now.

30 posted on 05/14/2011 5:18:02 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: SeekAndFind

What a fool!!

There have been at least half a dozen wineos on milk crakes at Pershing Square every day for the last 70 years I know of that predict the same thing every day!


31 posted on 05/14/2011 5:22:33 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: RC one

“May 21st is my 40th birthday. I wonder if I should celebrate it on the 20th just to be safe?”

Even if the end isn’t near, go celebrate since after 40 it’s all downhill!!!


32 posted on 05/14/2011 5:26:59 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

Maybe GOD told him, but unfortunately it is just his time.


33 posted on 05/14/2011 5:31:17 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: RC one

No, celebrate on the 21st, wouldn’t you rather have Jesus at your party?


34 posted on 05/14/2011 5:33:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thursday just isn’t good for me!


35 posted on 05/14/2011 6:11:20 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Very suspicious. He doesn’t look Irish. And he lives on Staten Island.


36 posted on 05/14/2011 6:14:08 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: SeekAndFind
In an interview with the New York Post Fitzpatrick reasoned that his book provided "proof that cannot be dismissed" that the end was at hand.

Challenge Accepted!

In anticipation

(and now, if the world does end on the 21st, I gonna be seriously discomforted)

37 posted on 05/14/2011 7:54:27 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'll see you cynics at the Pearly Gates (there's gonna be long lines, and I'm going through the express lane.) Jesus' awaiting, dude!


38 posted on 05/14/2011 8:00:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s no doubt in my mind that we are living at the end of this age, but only a fool believes this is how it will transfer to the next. It’s going to play out just as it is laid before us... with idiot and diabolical rich anti-God “intellectuals” pushing the buttons.


39 posted on 05/14/2011 8:10:30 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: Elle Bee
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40 posted on 05/15/2011 2:23:36 PM PDT by FredZarguna (It looks just like a Telefunken U-47. In leather.)
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To: Oztrich Boy
Death before discomfort!
41 posted on 05/15/2011 2:26:13 PM PDT by FredZarguna (It looks just like a Telefunken U-47. In leather.)
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